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'BACK 2 BASICS' COMIC DEBUTS IN TODAY'S EDITION

"Back 2 Basics" is a comic strip about a quirky American family whose daily interactions demonstrate just how funny ordinary life can be. More...

LifeStyles

Food drive raises close to 10,000 pounds

In terms of numbers, 2009 would be considered a down year in the amount of food donated to the local post office as part of its efforts in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. More...

Jars of Clay to headline inaugural Cherokee, N.C. Gospel Jubilee

CHEROKEE, N.C. More...

Ease fears of obesity through healthy living

COLUMBIA - South Carolinians are encouraged to join in obesity prevention efforts where they live, work, and play, and to make healthier decisions in their day-today lives during Obesity Awareness Month, the state Department of Health and Environme More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Morton

Johnny Allen Morton, 62, of 360 Cherokee Ridge Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at his residence. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., he was the son of Gladys Dellinger Morton and the late Joel Allen Morton. More...

Corinne Smith

Corinne Mae Grant Smith, 103, formerly of Holmes Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Peachtree Centre. More...

Letters

Nine offers to provide assistance

Dear Editor: I wanted to relay the details of our shopping trip to Gaffney last Friday afternoon/evening. We drove down and spent a couple of hours shopping the outlets. Afterwards, we went into The Cracker Barrel for dinner. More...

Man collapses, dies during arrest

Quiet and almost serene by the time the sun rose Thursday, there was little evidence remaining that anything had been amiss on Willow Street. More...

DSE could start to add employees in August

After months of record-setting unemployment numbers, there is some good employment news for Cherokee County. Ammunition-maker DSE Inc. hopes to add 25 workers to its payroll this summer. More...

IT'S OVER

Drought status canceled

The South Carolina State Climatology Office's news release said it all — "Drought officially over in state." For the first time since August 2006, no area of South Carolina is under a drought declaration, according to the release Wednesday f More...

Local News

City cracking down on sidewalk signs in downtown Gaffney

City sidewalks will become the next battleground between commerce and beauty. The Gaffney Planning Commission will consider this week restricting portable sidewalk signs in the city's commercial downtown area. More...

POLICE REPORT

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a June 7 incident during which a 24-yearold city woman was slashed with a knife or razor. More...

Ewing Middle needs your vote

John E. Ewing Middle School is seeking votes in an online video contest so the school can earn a share of $80,000 in cash prizes. More...

Sports

The ring's the thing

Mr. South Carolina, Gaffney's Eric Jones, receives his state championship ring

Shortly after receiving his cherished Mr. South Carolina ring at this past weekend's state bodybuilding championship, Gaffney's Eric Jones placed it on his finger. It stayed there during the rest of the show. More...

Indians hit court running, travels to Fort Mill today

Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff winced a little as he walked gingerly from spot to spot on the court during a morning workout Thursday. But even a nagging back condition can't dampen the coach's enthusiasm for the season. More...

BRIEFS

Baseball camp June 15-18 The annual Gaffney High Baseball Camp will be from June 15-18 at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. Each session will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The cost is $60. More...

Columns

It's the same song, only now it's from a satellite

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A trip down memory lane this week led me to the voice of Shaggy and Casey Kasem's American Top 40 hits countdown. A voice-over actor, Kasem was best known for giving voice to Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo cartoon series. More...

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This was a wasteful and draining fight

THEIR VIEW

Nobody won anything in last Thursday's Supreme Court ruling ordering Gov. Mark Sanford to obey the law that requires him to request $700 million in stimulus funds from the federal government. More...

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